The 2016 vintage was extremely hot with little rainfall and lots of sunshine. To protect the grapes we left foliage on the vines providing an extensive canopy. The soil was able to hold moisture through the season to ensure the vines remained healthy in the heat while maintaining the crisp acidity Niagara wines are known for. This wine exudes notes of rose petal, lychees, lime and grapefruit with the hallmark “soapy” character that Gewurztraminer exhibits. The palate mirrors the nose with additional notes of peach skin, lemon-lime soda grapefruit zest. The palate is off-dry, with the high acidity balancing the residual sugar nicely. This wine makes a wonderful aperitif on its own or with hors d’oeuvres, or would work well with pan-seared white fish, roast turkey breast, or Vietnamese glass noodle salad. Also pairs nicely with spicy Asian or Indian cuisine, chicken, or spicy chicken wings.